Erika Marie Schuknecht and John Boyd Kiley were united in marriage on Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Laurens. The ceremony took place at 6 p.m. with Msgr. L. Ziegmann officiating.
Parents of the couple are Steven and Mary Schuknecht of Albert City and John and Julia Kiley of Woodward. Grandmothers of the bride are Ruth Tewes and LaVonne Schuknecht. Grandparents of the groom are Keith and Carm Staker, Kenny and Carol Gilbaugh and Russel and Lenora Kiley.
The bride chose a short sleeve empire waist, floor-length dress with a pearl beaded bodice. The skirt was white satin with a one and a half inch beaded hem. The bride also wore a pearl and diamond necklace, a gift from her father and pearl earrings, a gift from the groom. She carried a cascading bouquet of silk daisies, lilies and hollyhocks.
April Schuknecht served her sister as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Erin Kiley, sister of the groom and Jayme Tewes, cousin of the bride. The attendants wore blue sapphire, empire waist, floor-length dresses with a scarf accent and carried an arm bouquet of silk daisies and a hollyhocks.
Molly and Megan McDaniel, friends of the couple, were the flower girls. They wore white tea-length dresses with Peter Pan collars and cap sleeves. They each carried white baskets with yellow daisy heads.
The bride's personal attendant was her Godmother and aunt, Linda Hersom.
Ty Heifner, friend of the groom stood up as best man. Groomsmen were Jared Schuknecht, brother of the bride and Jason Lynch, friend of the couple. Ushers were Chris Carlson, friend of the couple and Bob Bobolz, friend of the bride. The groom and the men in the wedding party wore black tuxes with sapphire blue and black vests and black ties.
Terry Hersom, Godfather and uncle of the bride, played his guitar and sang, "The Wedding Song," and The Parent's Prayer."
Alex and Sara Tewes, cousins of the bride, handed a yellow or white daisy to each guest. As the bride and groom left the church, the guests tossed the daisy petals at the couple.
A reception and dance were held for the couple at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Storm Lake. Hosts and hostesses for the reception were the bride's aunt and uncle, Mark and Debra Tewes and the groom's aunt and uncle, Jay and Dea Staker.
The couple will be taking a wedding trip to Cancun, Mexico in December.
They are making their home in Mason City, where the bride is an accountant for McGladrey and Pullen, LLP and the groom is a microbiologist for Fort Dodge Animal Health in Charles City.